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Old 04-09-2013, 05:40 AM   #61
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I miss drive-ins, too.

In 1972, a few days after I got married, my husband and I went to the open-all-year drive-in (I was not allowed to go to the drive-in on dates). It was mid-January, so they had heaters to put in your car. Ours had an extremely short cord, so the only way it reached into the car was to roll the window down all the way. But with the window down all the way, there was no place to hang the speaker. We tried using the car heater, but the volume on the speaker was so low that the sound of the car motor made it impossible to hear the movie. So my husband sat holding the speaker, window down, fanless heater on the floor, the two of us shivering like crazy. I don't remember the movie; I just remember we didn't stay to see the end lol.

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I very much miss my wife and my bed , dog , back-yard l neighbors , fat grey squirrel , etc , etc..!

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i miss the summers spent at my grandparents when i was much younger. feeding the ducks in my grandfather's duck pond he made. gathering eggs with my grandmother. watching my grandparents play 42 with family and friends on a saturday night. watching Gunsmoke and The Red Skelton Show with my grandfather with the water cooler fan on because my grandfather never owned an air conditioner. catching horny toads and putting a string around the horns like a leash. catching fireflys after dark and putting them in a jar. making homemade vanilla ice cream and putting fresh picked and sliced peaches in it. enjoying a cold beer with my father and grandfather on hot summer evening. riding to the hardware store with my grandfather and getting a a bag of nails to build a treehouse. helping my grandfather work on a lawnmower. just some things i miss.

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I miss my Mom, my Ithaca 49, my darranger I can't find, my 68 firebird convertible, 71 Z28, my teddy bear, Nibists orange, my school friends, my right leg, my penis I have seen in fifteen years, my thin cloths, my health, pan fried chicken and gravy on real mashed potatoes. I miss snow, and rain, clear skies free of chemtrails, and honest people.

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No wonder you're so damn bitter.

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I miss people who know how to drive,
my mother,
cheap gas prices
and being able to trust

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I miss people who know how to drive,
my mother,
cheap gas prices
and being able to trust
Ditto on three...
I'm from Podunkville Mississippi, Sturgis is what I consider my hometown. 275 people. Considerate on the road, real nice folks.

Every woman I've been with, until now, and several good friends, have betrayed me in some way, form, or fashion. Plays hell on a man's faith in people.

Several years ago, was standing in line behind two young fellas at a gas station. They were lamenting the rising cost of gas... "man... I remember when gas was only $2.50 per gallon..." i said, "jeez kid, I remember 79 cents per gallon, it was a whopping 82 cents when I got my license."

My Mom is still kicking, but lives so far away. I just saw her last weekend though.
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Jeeze, Trip. Now I really feel old. My first job was as a petroleum distribution engineer. I pumped Sunoco 260 for $0.32

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I miss the common sense that people used to have. It seems as though someone flipped a switch one day and poof common sense disappeared.

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Jeeze, Trip. Now I really feel old. My first job was as a petroleum distribution engineer. I pumped Sunoco 260 for $0.32
Yep, you're probably around the same age as my dad.

But look, it took what? From 1950, gas was average of 26 cents per gallon. $1.16 in 1990... That's an increase of 90 cents, or 77.5 percent (my math is **** though, so I'm probably mistaken)

Right now, today, as per google, the national average for a gallon of regular is $3.58 per gallon. That's a 208.6% increase since 1990. (again, fuzzy math, I could be incredibly way off)

So, sorry, folks older than me who remember and lament the gas prices of the 50's and 60's, or even earlier, get no real pity from me!!!

The cost of gas has risen over twice as fast in the past 20 years, than it had in the past 40 previous years!!

Now, because I'm always open to admitting mistakes, especially when it comes to math, here's the formula I used to help me figure up those numbers... http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/percentage-change.html

The values were simply googled, i.e., "average gas price of 1950", "average gas price today"... so on...

I didn't even account for the average household income, nor inflation, which could possibly completely flip those situations, but I know for my personal situation, I was making more money at 16 years old, than I am now, at 28 and with a kid, and the dollar had more purchasing power back then.
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